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I Quit Drinking: 7 Ways It Changed My Life and Business

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Image credit:VisitBritain | Getty Images This article was written by The Oracles member, James Swanwick, who is an author, entrepreneur, co-founder of Swanwick Sleep, and CEO of The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Let me be clear: I was never an alcoholic. I was a social drinker who enjoyed an after-work wine or two to unwind after a stressful day. On the weekends, I’d have some…

5 Things Every First Time Founder Needs to Know

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Image credit:Shine No matter who you are and what you have achieved, there will be times when you doubt yourself. The co-founders of Shine understand that and want to help its users boost their well-being with free daily inspirational texts to encourage and motivate them to achieve their goals. A little over a year after Shine’s official launch in March of 2016, Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, also its co-CEOs, have…

Amazon Germany Wants Workers to Use Fewer Sick Days to Get a Better Bonus

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Image credit:Eric Broder Van Dyke | Shutterstock More and more, we hear about companies focusing on the well-being of their employees by offering more liberal policies and benefits packages, especially when it comes to big brands such as Apple, Google and Amazon. Related: 18 Companies With Radically Awesome Parental Leave Policies However, Amazon in Germany is taking a different approach to paid sick days for its warehouse employees. German law requires employees to…

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Workspace Happy, Productive and Organized

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Image credit:Shutterstock This article previously ran on Jan. 11, 2017. Start your New Year off right by setting up a workspace that will keep you motivated all day long. Check out these simple tips to boost productivity, health and happiness in your environment. Related: 7 Components for Successfully Designing Your Organization Illustration by Nathalie Kirsheh 1. Reduce clutter by uploading your sticky-note to-do lists into a productivity app like Wunderlist, where you can…

Meet the Entrepreneurs Driving the Edible Insect Movement

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In September 2016, the U.S. government began soliciting proposals from private companies interested in genetically modifying insects for human consumption. The solicitation, issued through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, frames the issue as one of "global security," touting the potential for insects to sustain humans in the face of international catastrophe, armed conflict and even space travel. Related: Would You Eat Protein Bars Made From Insects? Investors Have Bet $4…

Scientists Predict People in This Country Will Live the Longest

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Image credit:digitalhallway | Getty Images If the health and well-being of a country’s people is a tangible sign of its success, the United States isn’t doing so hot, according to a recent study published in The Lancet about life-expectancy around the globe. The researchers from Imperial College London, the World Health Organization, Northumbria University and the University of Washington are predicting that in 2030, the country with the highest life…

Why Wellness Should Be on Your Company Culture Checklist

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Image credit:Shutterstock Beginning a new job or internship can be an exciting and stressful time. You’re eager to prove yourself to your colleagues and managers and excited to learn new skills. While it’s good to be focused on finding a company that will help you meet your professional goals, it’s also important to consider how your future employer will help you outside of the office. I’ve been a fitness nut…

5 Reasons Why Workplace Anxiety Is Costing Your Business a Fortune

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Image credit:Gary Burchell | Getty Images A study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health reported that over 40 million Americans are dealing with some form of an anxiety disorder. With over 18 percent of the U.S. population having been diagnosed with anxiety, a large majority have cited their workplace as a major contributor. Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the country. Most people can identify with…